💃 Aerobic- Dancing
🍖 Food demonstrations
👨 Farmers' Market
Updated: Jan 20
According to SAMHSA, "Wellness means overall well-being. It includes the mental, emotional, physical, occupational, intellectual, and spiritual aspects of a person’s life. Incorporating aspects of the Eight Dimensions of Wellness, such as choosing healthy foods, forming strong relationships, and exercising often, into everyday habits can help people live longer and improve quality of life. The Eight Dimensions of Wellness may also help people better manage their condition and experience recovery."
That’s why we've incorporated the Eight Dimensions of Wellness into our 10x10 Wellness Campaign in a way that really speaks to our recovery:
Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships
Good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being
Satisfaction with current and future financial situations
Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge, skills, personal satisfaction and enrichment from one’s work
Recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods and sleep
Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system
Expanding our sense of purpose and meaning in life
Personal satisfaction and enrichment from one’s work
Updated: Jan 20
The GET FIT program is a Health & Wellness course that educates participants on physical activity, nutrition, and mental wellness. The program’s duration is a 6 week course with physical activity, peer group support and healthy eating demonstrations.
GET FIT PROGRAM GOALS
Provide information about exercise, hydration, nutrition, and mental wellness.
Educate participants about the 8 Dimensions of Wellness for health & wellness.
Build support systems for participants to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Get Fit has amazing results! Get ready… Get set… Get fit…
'Get Fit’ is a program for anyone who would like to embark upon living a healthier
lifestyle through whole person care. Using the 8 Dimensions of Wellness ‘Get Fit’
teaches physical, mental, dietary, and nutritional lifestyle options that are
modified to meet us where we are while encouraging us in areas we can grow in.
We are encouraged to choose options that work best for us individually.
As for me a plus-size, middle-age, disabled woman ‘Get Fit’ was very supportive
and accessible. The Fitness Instructor began with an assessment, including
range/ability of motion, she modified movements as needed, and checked in
periodically to see how the modifications were going. Yoga and WalkN and
CheckN with Adriene was a bonus and gave me an opportunity to understand my
body and how it moves, while providing an opportunity to dig deeper into my
burning questions. Finally, the educational PowerPoints provided me with the
much-needed information to understand how to successfully plan and navigate
my fitness journey and healthier way of life.
Now that I am ready and set…I have the education and tools to turn my ‘Get fit’
class into a lifestyle.
ADVICE ON HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE
A healthy lifestyle is forever, not only until the weight is lost or the party is over. There are no shortcuts or quick fixes to fitness.
Setbacks are the setups for the comebacks! Build tolerance for challenging setbacks and make your back- on-track plan as soon as you know you are able – no matter how long the setback has been or how severe. There is always the next moment to dream into.
Recognize self-criticism and keep it as short as possible.
Work for comfort, functionality and wellness. Find YOUR sweet spot; don’t chase someone else’s.
We are all going to be different shapes and sizes! Yay for the differences.
You are worth your best efforts on your own behalf. Take your time, celebrate success, give gratitude to challenges and stay the course.
Yoga, Pilates and Stretching
Practicing good posture